Collaborations with Mark Albert are always a labor of love. We've spent a few years now figuring out just what we want in a boot, and we've nailed it! First, we found the perfect silhouette. A classic six inch with Vibram sole. That was a must.
Next, we had the hard task of deciding on leathers. Mark has a warehouse full of the most insane archive hides. What we landed on are 3 equally unique and equally beautiful leathers for this second round of collaborations. Then we had to find a way to refine our boots. Everyone has done a 6 inch. Everyone has created a construction style boot that gives you the longevity but not necessarily the everyday wearability you're looking for. Not anymore. We stuck a white midsole in between that beautiful 360 welt and the Vibram 2060 sole. We love the arch in the 2060 vs the 2061. It also pulls away some of that chunkiness that we're fighting against in such a light foam sole.
We knew we weren't quite done without finishing up the tongue and eyelets. We had to go small and pack those bad boys together to create the look we were going for. Six eyelets and three small speed hooks are definitely not the norm, but we absolutely love the way it looks. And it will honestly be one of the best out-of-the-box fits you've ever put on.
This boot is the first run of the Desert-Sage Colorway. We produced it in a very limited run so snag them while you can.
The Desert Sage is a beautiful Tasman leather with a waterproof finish. It's pretty uncanny to pour water over the top of a roughout boot and watch it roll right off. The tongue is beautiful deep brown leather for contrast. This is seriously such a crisp combo and it's tough for us not to call it the best of the lot. But, we'll leave that decision up to you.
- 360 Degree Goodyear Welt
- 2060 Vibram Christy Sole
- Brass Eyelets & Speedbooks
- Leather Insole
- White Midsole
- Reinforced Pull Tab
- Leather Laces
- Dant Monogram Stamp
- Dant Monogram Hang Tag
The fit on this boot can be looked at as true to size with most other heritage boots. For us, it fits a bit small so we size up a half size. For others, it has been spot on. The grading (also known as the difference between sizing) seems not to be as drastic as some boots. This means that the smaller sizes from 7-9.5 seem to fit a little small (so size up a half size). From 10-12 they don't fit run as small and seem to be fitting people more true to size. Call us if you have any questions about fit!